Originally Posted by Threadbearer
I've been thinking about a pair of these
ever since the D.C Lewis affiliate thread opened. Never owned monks before, sad to say, so I'm a little intimidated by them. Are they to be worn more like loafers or like derbies?
FWIW, I wear monk straps, depending on their style, in lieu of either loafers or derbies, and I, like you, prefer sleeker, longer-lined shoes (purely personal preference). For reference, check out my postings of this week - I wore my Finsbury black wing tip monks with a suit. See if it is a look that you can live with (or like, even).